Almira Burke

about 1810–
Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Almira

Almira Burke was born about 1810, in Jefferson, New York, United States as the daughter of Samuel Burke.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Burke
Lyman H Burke
1797–1862
Samuel Burke
1800–
Isaiah Burke
1803–
Seth Burke
1803–
Huldah Burke
1807–
Almira Burke
1810–
Alvira
1816–
Elias Reed Burke
1806–1834
Alvira Burke
1820–

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World Events (3)

1812
Age 2
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812
Age 2
Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 17
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Siobhan, Aileen, Brennan, Brigid, Donovan, Liam, Murphy, Ulick, Aidan, Dermot.English and Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh (Castle) in Suffolk, England. Burk represents an Anglo-Norman pronunciation of Old English burg, Middle English burgh ‘fortification’ (see Burgh ).German: variant of Burk .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Burton
Burkett
Bourke
Burgh
Burkeen
Borke
Duxbury
Borrowman
Burman

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